The Cazba isn't fine dining but it's definitely fun and flavourful and filling and so reasonably priced you'll be flabbergasted. We started with the very light and mild yogurt mixed with shallots which is eaten with raw onion and fresh pita It definitely peaked the appetite. We also ordered the Zeytoon, prosaically translated "Olive walnut" in English, which entirely misses the ingredient that gives it verve--pomegranate paste. Try it, it's addictive! Most of the main courses are different kinds of meat and vegetarian stews that you use as toppers for the white/saffron basmati rice. I went with a group of four others and we sampled several of the entrees. Each dish had it's own character and I would recommend the yellow pea and tomato stew and the tantalizing chicken, ground walnut and pomegranate stew. The Ghormeh Sabzi with beef and herbs is filling and tender but a little less exciting than the other two. Be sure and order your dinner "half rice/half salad" so that the other end of your platter is filled with a lovely cucumber and tomato salad covered in a tangy French style dressing. We also sampled the yogurt drink, Doogh, a kind of salty lassi. It didn't seem like a wise choice for someone watching their blood pressure but at a single dollar, it was worth a few sips. For the Ghormeh Sabzi platter, Zeytoon (which was more than enough for five) and the doogh, I paid a grand total of $13.54 The wait staff were young and a little shy but eager to please, especially when we had questions about the food. We sat outside on the awning covered patio and had a very pleasant dinner. The Cazba does have desserts on the menu but we were too full so strolled down the lane across the street and around the corner onto W. 15th to the best Persian bakery in the Lower Mainland--the Laleh Bakery. I'll let you discover what an awesome and delicious bounty they provide. (Perfect for those avoiding gluten too as many treats are made with rice or chickpea flour.)
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